Tinnitus

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What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a noise in the ears. Most tinnitus is subjective meaning the patient has the perception of sound in the absence of an acoustic stimulus. Objective tinnitus is noise generated by structures near the ear.

Common symptoms reported by people with tinnitus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for tinnitus

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Compare treatments taken by people with tinnitus

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Who has tinnitus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 10 new patients joined this month
  • 420 say tinnitus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 46
30s 139
40s 213
50s 336
60s 346
70+ 171
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 103
20-29 years 106
30-39 years 110
40-49 years 121
50-59 years 89
60-69 years 25
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 495
Female 767

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 564
Not Diagnosed 166

These charts show data from tinnitus patients who have completed their condition history
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